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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic stay from the moment we pulled in with a car full of bikes and tired kids. Spacious tidy room, large 33 Celsius pool, bike service station, freshly ground coffee and surprises for kids. You will feel exceptionally welcome and looked after!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The moment we arrived in reception you can see the array of awards on the wall and knew we may have stumbled onto something special. These are not awards from another era but over several years including this year with the newest only a couple of weeks old. After a fantastic welcome we were told they had discounts for a... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for two nights in Nov 2016. We realised we would be arriving much later than anticipated so we phoned at 9pm to let them know. They sorted everything out for us, including the much loved wifi and some freshly ground coffee, so we could just turn up and go to bed. The room was very comfortable and the... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked here for a one night enroute to Tongariro National Park and was therefore not looking for anything special. What a pleasant surprise. This motel should be a destination of its own if visiting Rotorua and this area. It raises the bar on what motels can offer.

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Thank lsaldanha
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the sports of kings motel on our honeymoon it was fully booked out so we could only stay one night. The owners were so frendly the rooms were clean the private spa pools that are open 24 hours and the heated swimming pool was like heaven we have rebooked so we can enjoy the experience all over... More 

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Thank Sarah H
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a great place to stay - the thermal heated hot tub was amazing! The pool and bbq area was excellent and the staff were great! Free wifi, laundry facilities and sky TV channels. Good central location to all Rotorua attractions. Higly recommedned!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked this hotel for a couple of nights as we explored New Zealand's North Island. Paid extra for a room with a hot tub but it was just so hot we couldn't use it which was a real disappointment. The couple running the hotel while the owners were away said it was set at 40 degrees but it was much... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Super nice owners who were very helpful and attentive. They roast a mean cup of coffee too. Smaller rooms but they have all you need, very clean. Easy access to the city center if a bit of a walk. Easy access to everything one needs too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service on arrival. Lovely room, well laid out and a good location. Not too close to the noise of the centre but close enough to walk into the town. Treat yourself and get a room with its own spa, totally worth it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling with my daughter, first time in NZ; I wish we had decided earlier that we were staying in Rotorua another night, as we would have liked to stay here, but they were booked up. Clean and roomy, great (new) beds, warm welcome and help with directions and pointers to interesting local sites. Fresh ground coffee was a lovely surprise.... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come and stay with us and experience true Kiwi award winning customer service! Situated just off the main street and away from busy traffic noise, Sport of Kings is a home away from home! All of our rooms and amenities have been newly refurbished over the past year to provide comfort and relaxation in a peaceful serene environment. We are Kiwi owned and operated and being locals have extensive knowledge of Rotorua and what our amazing city and surroundings has to offer and our hospitality is the best you could find - check out our reviews! Our 16 ground floor rooms range from two bedroom apartments that sleep 6 to one bedroom spa apartments where you can relax in your own private indoor spa pool day and night. Our studio units sleep two or three and are perfect for business travellers or those wanting a quiet comfortable room at a great price! All of our rooms have kitchen or kitchenettes, thermally heated hot water, individually controlled thermal heating, flat screen tv's, satellite channels and free DVD hire. Comfortable lazy-boy recliner chairs are included in most rooms and free unlimited filtered water is available in every room. All rooms are serviced daily! We have two public spa pools and a heated outdoor swimming pool for your use during your stay all year round along with a BBQ and BBQ table poolside which you are welcome to use - a great way to cater for everyone while enjoying the beautiful landscaped surroundings. And to entertain children we have a playground for hours of entertainment. Centrally located close to Rotorua CBD, Thermal Valleys, Maori Hangi and Concert Events and world renowned Mountain Bike Tracks, you have everything at your fingertips. We have a purpose built bike wash down area, bike 'service station', secure bike storage and a drying room to get your gear ready for your next ride!! Perfect for families, holiday makers, mountain bikers and business people alike. Our reception is a mini gallery showcasing our own original native bird art which also features throughout our apartments giving Sport of Kings Motel uniqueness not to be found anywhere else. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sport of Kings Motel

Address: 6 Peace St | Fenton Park, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $147 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sport of Kings Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Sport Of Kings Hotel Rotorua
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#2 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#7 Best Value Hotel in Rotorua
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“The owners who run the place (and their daughter!) were super, looking out for your every need”
 of 5 bubbles lsaldanha, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The smaller studios do not have dedicated parking - we upgraded for not much more money.”
 of 5 bubbles CarolElizabeth, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had a room near the pool and it was quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles moorpwr, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“ask for one with an in room spa pool”
 of 5 bubbles X733PPstevens, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“some rooms have spas”
 of 5 bubbles Jerraquaffers, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
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